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CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:30pm EST
journal joins us. what can you tell us about the discussions between harry reid and mitch mcconnell. >> right now, there doesn't seem to be too much happening in the discussions. they're pretty stalled out. we had a topsy-turvy day, lots of sound and lots of fury, not a lot of action. democrats who started the day and said the republicans threw in demands to change the way entitlement benefits are paid out. that was a nonstarter with democrats. they said we're not going to move until republicans completely take that off the table. republicans said, hey, we put that out last night in an offer. we knocked out the counteroffer back from democrats. we're kind of waiting to see where they are. both sides huddled this afternoon with their respective caucuses. republicans came out and said, yep, ok, we're fine with taking that demand off the table and democrats said, well, they should have, but they're still trying to balance the entire budget on the backs of the middle class and we're not there yet. and so what i hear from folks who are kind of working the negotiations is that across the board enti
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:30am EST
the stories that came out is that mitch mcconnell had been in contact and had gone to speak with vice president biden. >> i love this one. the republican leader calls joe biden of the bends. -- bench. this is what we have all been waiting for. the republican leader and the vice president have a good working relationship. we saw that last summer. they swooped in and helped make a deal happen. mcconnell's folks said the vice president has been on the sideline. it was an interesting move by mitch mcconnell to try -- to called joe biden today and jump start the negotiations. i think that will be something to watch in the coming hours. how does he play? there are democrats that are concerned he will cut a bad deal. they are feeling pretty good right now. will the democrats hang together across pennsylvania avenue from the white house to congress? a big story line we are watching right now. >> we hear they are coming back, and senator reed wants to bring the senate back. is it likely he will have a deal? >> i wish i could tell you that. if i could, i would be a millionaire. i would be
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